Vehicle and Plant Fitter Apprentice (Industrial 1)

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Job description

Vehicle and Plant Fitter Apprentices (Industrial 1) play a vital role in ensuring DfI continue to provide a first-class professional service to our customers, facilitating the safe and convenient movement of people and goods throughout Northern Ireland. We ensure the safety of road users, through the delivery of road maintenance services and the management and development of the transport network. We also inform policy to ensure that measures to encourage safe and sustainable travel are practical and can be delivered. This Vehicle and Plant Fitter Apprenticeship is an entry level permanent route into a career in the DfI Vehicle and Plant Fitter Profession, which is part of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.


  • Service, maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment.
  • Completion of details on job cards and service checklists.
  • Recording of parts and materials used from stock.
  • Maintaining a clean, presentable work area to ensure Health and Safety standards are met.
  • Ensure tools and equipment are maintained and used or operated in the correct manner in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Operate and maintain the Fleet Unit computer system.
  • Operate Imprest stock stores system.
  • Driving Departmental vehicles and operating plant.
  • Undergo manufacturers technical training on maintenance, repair and operation of fleet and workshop items.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Have or be expecting to have successfully achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade F, including at least Grade C in Maths and English by the end of the 2023/2024 academic year.
  • AND Possess a full and current car driving licence or provide an undertaking that you will study towards and successfully obtain this within 24 months of taking up the post.
  • AND Provide confirmation that you have already enrolled or intend to enrol on the relevant Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) course, due to commence in September 2024.

Further Information

NICS Application form only, Vacancy closing date Friday 21st at 12 noon. Applications from females, young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are particularly welcomed for this post. The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Application Information

Visit the recruitment service website (Please quote reference number: IRC302898)

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